3 Nov 1901

  • Prince Leopold of Belgium, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, was born in Brussels, Belgium. ww2dbase [Leopold III | Brussels | CPC]
11 Oct 1927

  • Princess Josèphine-Charlotte (later the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg) of Belgium was born at the Royal Palace in Brussels. ww2dbase [Brussels | AC]
6 Jun 1934

  • Prince Albert (later King Albert II) of Belgium was born at Stuyvenberg Castle on the outskirts of Brussels, Belgium. ww2dbase [Brussels | AC]
13 Dec 1941

  • The German Gestapo arrested Soviet Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) radio operator Mikhail Makarov in the Rue des Atrebates, Brussels, Belgium. There followed a year long series of arrests of Soviet Agents across Europe including the complete elimination of the "Red Orchestra" espionage group. By 1943 the Soviets would have no active agents still operating within greater Germany. ww2dbase [Brussels | AC]
10 Sep 1944

  • Bernard Montgomery received a visit from Dwight Eisenhower at Brussels, Belgium during which Montgomery criticized Eisenhower's broad front strategy and demanded his army group to be the sole offensive force as current strategy placed the other two army groups in poor positions to launch attacks into Germany. Eisenhower responded "[s]teady Monty, you can't talk to me like that. I'm your boss." ww2dbase [Bernard Montgomery | Brussels | CPC]
21 Feb 1946

  • José Streel was exeucted by firing squad at the army barracks in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. ww2dbase [José Streel | Brussels | CPC]
2 Feb 1973


Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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